STAFF

Beth Roszatycki

Beth Roszatycki

Chief Executive Officer - MiHIA

Beth Roszatycki is the Chief Executive Officer of Michigan Health Improvement Alliance Inc. (MiHIA), a formal, multi-stakeholder, community collaboration working to achieve a community of health excellence for the 14-county region of central Michigan. She joins MiHIA from Bay Arenac Behavioral Health where she served as the Administrative Services Supervisor. During her tenure at Bay Arenac Behavioral Health, she lead a variety of performance improvement projects, provided management and oversight of all agency accreditations, developed and implemented policy and procedures, completed compliance reviews, worked extensively with providers through the contract development process, and most recently was the agency project manager for an electronic health record implementation.

Prior to her role with Bay Arenac Behavioral Health Roszatycki was the Clinic Services Area Manager for a behavioral health care provider in central and southeast Michigan. While there she took an active role in program development, budget management, as well as the ongoing oversight of 6 clinical programs serving over 2,000 individuals throughout Genesee and Macomb County. In addition, for the past 6 years Roszatycki has been an adjunct faculty member at Delta College, instructing a variety of courses within the Business and Information Technology division.

Ms. Roszatycki earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Merchandise Management/Retailing from Michigan State University and Masters of Business Administration degree from Saginaw Valley State University.

Matt Felan

Matt Felan

President & CEO - Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance

Matthew Felan is the President & CEO of the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance. Prior to joining the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance, Felan served as the Director of the McLaren Bay Medical Foundation from 2013-2014 and as the Chief Development Officer at Special Olympics Michigan from 2011-2012.Matt worked as a political fundraiser for over a decade, spending extensive time in Washington, DC and Richmond, VA. Felan was the National Deputy Finance Director for Senator Hillary Clinton (2006-2008) and Finance Director/ PAC Director for Virginia Governor Tim Kaine (2004-2009).  Matt is a native of the Great Lakes Bay Region. He has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from James Madison College at Michigan State University. Matt is married to his wife Janelle who works in Global Human Resources at the Dow Chemical Company. Matt and Janelle have two children, Noah and Alexandra. Felan serves on the Boards of the Great Lakes Bay Economic Club, and the Great Lakes Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Dr. Matthew Samocki

Dr. Matthew Samocki

Portfolio Director

Matt was formerly an administrator with the Central Michigan Science, Mathematics, Technology Center (SMTC) at Central Michigan University.  Prior to that, he served as an assistant principal at H.H. Dow High School and was a teacher at Freeland High School.  Matt earned a bachelor’s degree with a major in interdisciplinary social sciences and a minor in psychology, plus a master’s degree in curriculum and teaching from Michigan State University.  He earned his doctoral degree in educational leadership from Central Michigan University.

With a strong commitment to improve health and sustain economic growth, he embraces highly effective and coordinated stakeholder collaboration to positively impact health, healthcare and economic success in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

Matt and his wife, Juliet, reside in Midland with their two daughters. 

Cathy Baase, M.D., FAAFP, FACOEM

Cathy Baase, M.D., FAAFP, FACOEM

Senior Fellow

Dr. Baase serves as the Board Chairperson of the Michigan Health Improvement Alliance (MIHIA), a
multi-stakeholder collaborative dedicated to improving the health of people in 14 counties of central
Michigan. In a related role, she is the Senior Fellow serving MiHIA and the transformational initiative
THRIVE (Transforming Health Regionally in a Vibrant Economy). She is a member of the Roundtable
on Population Health Improvement of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
and served as the initial chair of the Business Collaborative.  Additionally, she is a member of the
National Alliance to impact Social Determinants of Health, NASDOH and serves as a senior advisor to
HealthBegins focused on upstream efforts in healthcare. Dr. Baase is a member of the Advisory
Council for the RWJF Culture of Health for Business Project with the Global Reporting Index, GRI. She
is also on the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences Advisory Board at UCIrvine.

Catherine Baase retired from her role as Chief Health Officer and Global Director of Health Services for
The Dow Chemical Company, a position she held for 20 years of her 32 years with Dow.  Under her
leadership, their health programs were extensively recognized for their innovation and achievement
around the world.  Dr. Baase is a distinguished communicator on the topics of health strategy,
prevention, occupational health and public health. She has co-authored more than 30 publications and
received many awards for leadership in the health field. Throughout her career, Dr. Baase has been
involved across the landscape of health including: public health, healthcare, health policy, health
promotion and occupational health.

She is a Fellow in the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and a Fellow in
the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Baase is married with four children and eight
grandchildren. 

Dr. Sasha Savage

Dr. Sasha Savage

Chief Health Officer

Sasha Savage, M.D. is the Chief Health Officer for THRIVE. Dr. Savage’s role is focused on the health and well-being aspects of the THRIVE Portfolio, including key messages, achieving intended outcomes and informing the actions and progress during the multi-phased implementation.

Dr. Savage’s compassion for people is a result of his childhood. A native of Michigan, Dr. Savage was raised in Kalamazoo. Serving the public and helping others was deeply ingrained in his upbringing. His father was a teacher of the deaf and blind and actively demonstrated the compassion and hard work involved in helping others. His parents invested in a more economically challenged area and worked as a family to repair homes in order to make them available to rent. For Dr. Savage, working on properties in the summers and being aware of the financial struggles of tenants brought him, from a young age, a deep understanding of the issues facing families.

Currently, Dr. Savage works at MidMichigan Medical Center, where he serves as the Medical Director of the Family Practice Center. He is involved in leadership and ethics at his employer. He serves as Vice Chair of Privileging and Credentialing Committee, provides peer leadership support as a Physician Dyad, and is active in the system redesign incorporating the Quadruple Aim with a specific focus on provider wellness. More recent contributions have included pioneering leadership concerning the issue of provider burnout, system wellness reform, and enhancing provider resiliency.

Prior to his current position, he served as Chief of Staff within the hospital and was instrumental in graduate medical education in a variety of roles: he was the Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, and from 2013-2018 served as the inaugural Chair of the Ethics Committee. In 2002, he joined the faculty in Midland and was honored by the residents with the Teacher of the Year Award in 2007. Rounding out his recognition within the MidMichigan Health System, he was the first physician ever to receive the Bernard E. Lorimer Award for outstanding lifetime achievement. Early in his career, Dr. Savage served as the primary architect of the Patient-Centered Medical Home, the model of care that is now the standard across the MidMichigan Health System.

He completed his medical doctorate training with High Honors from Wayne State University in 1999 and continued his training with a postdoctoral fellowship in faculty development from the University of Michigan in 2002. Dr. Savage’s higher education began at Brigham Young University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in 1995 with a bachelor’s degree in biology.

Dr. Savage and his wife Heather have lived in the Great Lakes Bay region since 1999 and are the proud parents to eight children. A man of deep faith and a former Bishop of the Midland Second Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dr. Savage has also been a long time volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America and involved in many other community organizations.

Dallas Rau

Dallas Rau

THRIVE Executive Assistant

Dallas Rau is the Executive Assistant to the THRIVE Initiative, a co-led initiative between the Michigan Health Improvement Alliance (MiHIA) and the Great Lakes Bay Regional Alliance to bring high-value impact & benefit to our community citizens, and other regional organizations and institutions.

In this role, Dallas provides high-quality administrative support to the initiative’s leadership team and helps to build capacity that aides in the fulfillment of the THRIVE mission for the THRIVE Portfolio implementation.

Before joining MiHIA, Dallas worked for SecureCom, a local security integration company, for just over 16 years.  Dallas was in charge of the day-to-day business operations as well as project and employee management.

Dallas is a native to the Great Lakes Bay Region and has been married to her husband for just over 13 years.  She and Jeremy have one child, a son, named Haven.  An alumni of Northwood University in Midland, Dallas graduated Summa Cum Laude with her BBA in Business Management.  Community involvement has always been very important to Dallas, who is a member of the Midland Noon Rotary Club where she also serves on the board.  Additionally, she volunteers with many other local organizations such as Salvation Army, Midland Public Schools, the Midland Lacrosse Club, and The Bridge, to name a few.

In her spare time, Dallas enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, watching her son participate in sports, riding ATV’s and snowmobiles, and playing volleyball.

Maureen Donohue Kraus

Maureen Donohue Kraus

Consultant

Maureen Donohue Krauss serves as the CEO of Donohue Krauss, working with communities on activating their strategic plans in the areas of international and domestic business development, community development, and talent attraction. Many communities have studies that give them important data to base their economic development programs, but are lacking the boots on the ground direction that will lead to success. Krauss has been joined by several partners to assist communities in achieving their economic development goals.

She served as the first Chief Economic Development Officer at the Indy Chamber, where she oversaw the Indy Partnership, a regional economic development program of the City of Indianapolis and 9 surrounding counties.  Krauss provided leadership through the Indy Partnership on programs and initiatives encouraging innovation and helping enhance business growth and acceleration. Specifically, these programs focus on attracting and retaining a talented workforce; helping mid-sized companies connect with new customers at home and abroad; international business attraction; and creating vibrant and inviting places where people want to live and work. She coordinated the development of platforms for marketing the region and led the region’s Top 20 Amazon HQ2 proposal. 

Prior to joining the Indy Chamber, Krauss served as Vice President of Economic Development and Business Attraction at the Detroit Regional Chamber. She was responsible for strategy, operations and projects of the Chamber’s Business Attraction program, a key part of the Chamber’s economic development program portfolio. She collaborated with local partners in 11 counties in the Detroit Region, as well as the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, on trade missions for both Governor Granholm and Governor Snyder. Krauss joined the Chamber in December 2011 after working in a similar capacity for Oakland County, Michigan for 13 years. She served as the Oakland County Director for the Department of Economic Development and Community Affairs following her promotion to that position in 2009. While at Oakland County, Krauss coordinated and participated in over 50 international trade missions in Europe and Asia. In 2003, Krauss served as the President of the Michigan Economic Developers Association, along with serving three terms on the MEDA board. She has been awarded the top two economic development awards in Michigan and Arizona.

Krauss has most recently been an active Board member of the International Center and the Matchbook Learning Charter School in Indianapolis. Previously, she has been engaged in numerous international business and education Boards. Krauss has a Bachelor Degree in Political Science from Albion College and a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Michigan.